Life Purpose

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” Milton Berle

Double Dip with The New Home Accessibility Tax Credit

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
A new non-refundable credit is available on the 2016 tax return, which will help families who needed to spend money to make a home accessible to a disabled person.  It’s one of those credits for which you have to dig out receipts, however, but it’s worth up to $1500, and more if you double dip – which is possible and legal!

Brush Up on New Calculations for Charitable Donations

By : Evelyn Jacks and Walter Harder Posted in: Breaking News
According to numbers from 2013 reported by Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial contribution to a charitable or non-profit organization, down by 2% from 2010. However, although fewer Canadians donated, those who did donated more—14% more in fact, for a total of $12.8 billion.

KBR Poll:  A Deafening No – Education & Textbook Credits Should Stay

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
Over 500 respondents weighed in to Knowledge Bureau Report’s March poll with a definitive message to the federal government: 95% said it was a bad idea to cancel the education and textbook credits in the 2017 tax year. The commentary was voluminous and frank:

Worth Thinking About: Three Components to Success

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Breaking News
In this new feature, Knowledge Bureau President, Evelyn Jacks, brings perspective to Real Wealth Management.

Continuity Planning with Business Owners for an Innovation Economy

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
The Federal Budget has put an emphasis on positioning Canada for success in the innovation economy of tomorrow. With so many businesses poised to change hands soon, advisors must be thinking about preparing the next generation of leaders for the new economy, despite disruptive trends and significant tax changes. The continuity, and even survival, of these companies could depend on your help.